Whittle the Wood Rendezvous - Craig, CO

June 15-18 , 2016

Admission: $5 per person

Wednesday, June 15
8:30 a.m.
9 a.m.
Tree selection
Carving begins
Friday, June 17
4:30-6 p.m.
River City Band
6:30-8 p.m. Wendy Woo Band
Saturday, June 18
All day

1 p.m.

View carvings, visit vendors, people's choice judging, silent auction
YoungLife Car show - Downtown Craig (transportation available)
Quick carve competition

3-4:30 p.m. Trail: One of Denver's favorite country bands
4:30 p.m. Judging
5:30-7 p.m. The Subdudes: An American roots rock group from New Orleans


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Coolers welcome but subject to search. Beer concessions available.

Click on image to the right for printable brochure detailing the carvings and their locations. Brochure designed by the Craig Daily Press and YampaGeo.

Interactive map

Check out event coverage and pictures from the Denver Post

About the event:

When several trees in Craig City Park became diseased and were becoming hazardous, what could have been a blight turned into an annual event that draws thousands and leaves a collection of one-of-a-kind artwork for residents and visitors to enjoy throughout the year.

Tree stumps are now brought in each year for the event, which is so popular that it outgrew City Park and was moved in 2012 to Loudy-Simpson Park.

Whittle the Wood is fun for the whole family. The event begins on Wednesday and culminates with a community festival Saturday where food and craft vendors fill the park and the public enjoys music, dancing and the chance to vote for their favorite carving. No dogs are allowed in the park during the Whittle the Wood Rendezvous.

Each year the carvers compete in three categories: Judge's Choice, People’s Choice and Artist's Choice are awarded. In addition to Saturday's festivities, the Bear River YoungLife Car show fills the streets historic downtown Craig. More than 100 cars are entered. There is free transportation via a classic car between Loudy-Simpson Park and the Car Show.

For information, call Craig Parks & Recreation at 970.826.2029 or the Chamber of Commerce & Moffat County Visitor Center at 970.824.5689

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